Grant Recipients

We continue to work towards the public good. We are focused on developing individuals who help their communities grow and flourish.

The Community-University Partnership (CUP) Grants program is designed to support the development of our regions through contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities and build higher education aspiration and awareness particularly among young people in rural and regional communities.

Grants are available in six categories: Arts and Culture, Education Development, Indigenous Engagement, Health and Wellbeing, Environmental Sustainability, and Sports Development.

2019 Recipients

  • Arts and Culture
    Organisation Project Outline
    Flying Fruit Fly Foundation Framing and printing for Capturing Creativity Art Exhibition
    Bathurst Regional Council Australian Poetry Slam
    Rockley Public School Rockley Public School mosaic project
    Latin American Film Festival Uruguay Embassy, Latin American Film Festival
    Live Words Woven Yarns audio drama project
    Bathurst Arts Council Bathurst Youth Arts Awards concert
    Wellington Eisteddfod Society Incorporated Venue hire for Wellington Eisteddfod
    Fishdog Dubbo Artist Residency pilot program for artists from China
    Calare Public School Calare Public School Mural Art Project
    St Joseph's Regional College St Joseph's Regional College Port Macquarie Visual Art Workshops
    Booranga Writers' Centre Production, design, and printing of the four thirty Anthology of New Writing journal
    Uranquinty Preschool Purchase equipment and resources to support two local artist to visit the Uranquinty Preschool
    2MCE-FM Community Radio Supporting creativity of 2MCE volunteers and enhancing listener engagement
    Outpost Theatre - Auspiced by Arts OutWest OUTPOST presents Romeo & Juliet
    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery VOID Education Symposium
    Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre - Local Stages Local Emerging Artist Program (LEAP)
    Neroli Colvin Storytelling Foundation Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival
    RAWR Music Howling Moon Blues Festival 2020 Deadly Painters
    Centacare Kempsey Kempsey End of Year Drama and Musical Performance
    Wellington High School Wellington High School School Spectacular Performance
    St Mary's Catholic School Wellington Kids on Country
    Riverina Summer School for Strings Residential Summer School for Strings
    Eastern Riverina Arts Creative Riverina Catchups
    Oura Progress Association The Bald Cockys - Oura Community Art Competition
    Outback Theatre for Young People OTYP – 30 Years Young – Sharing our Regional Story
    Albury & District Historical Society Becoming a City, Albury 1947
  • Education Development
    Organisation Project Outline
    Albury Public School Parents and Citizens' Association Purchase of magnifying equipment
    Murray High School Purchase of projector for Murray High School
    Bathurst Early Childhood Intervention Service Children's Lego therapy program
    Denison College Kelso High Campus Denison College Kelso High iSTEM
    Wattle Flat Public School Wattle Flat Public School therapy room
    Denison College Kelso High Campus Purchase of laptops for students with autism spectrum disorder
    Bathurst West Public School Give Back Program
    Mitchell Early Learning Centre Early childhood movement skills program
    Dubbo Public School New robotic technological equipment for Dubbo Public School STEM project
    Orange Public School Orange Public School representative sports uniforms
    St. Joseph's Primary School Port Macquarie St. Joseph's Primary School Port Macquarie, outdoor classroom
    Early Connections Port Macquarie Hastings Purchase of Early Connections Literacy Team resources including C-Pens and Decodable Readers
    Naradhan P&C Association Grace Wilkes-Bowes attending the CASE Space School International Study Program
    Junee Preschool Inc. Introducing students to STEM, basics of computer programming with bee-bots
    Canowindra Public School Parents and Citizens Association Reading Is Fun - Engaging our Students
    Bathurst South Public School Improve an existing space by adding seating for a Student Reflection Area and Outdoor Learning Space
    Hastings Public School iPads for our children's future
    Early Connections Port Macquarie Hastings Literacy Connect
    Wauchope Public School P & C Association Home Readers for Wauchope Public School
    Nautilus Senior College Audio visual assistance for Nautilus
    Leap Blueprint Mindset Training program for Westport LEAP Academy
    St Mary's Rainbow Preschool Aboriginal Cultural Program
    Red Hill Public School Red Hill Public School Special Education Unit Sensory Equipment
    Temora High School Rebuilding Hospitality and Food Technology Action Plan
    Wagga Wagga High School Wagga Wagga High School Debating Team Workshops
    Khancoban United Volunteers Association Renewal of Equipment for a Remote Community Preschool
  • Environmental Sustainability
    Organisation Project Outline
    Birallee Park Neighbourhood House Inc Purchasing tools and resources to teach the community how to change trash to treasure
    Albury Wodonga Public School P&C Purchase portable bench seating and magnification equipment to utilise in the garden
    Greening Bathurst Greening Bathurst Public Lecture Series
    Walan Wirringah Womens Group Community Garden Project
    Rotary Club Orange Sustainable Living Week and Expo
    Bidgee School Greenhouse and garden structure made from up-cycling products that would normally be thrown away
  • Health and Wellbeing
    Organisation Project Outline
    Bathurst Uniting Church Winter crisis accommodation project
    Rockley Public School Rhythms at Rockley student wellbeing program
    Denison College Kelso High Campus Installation of cold water drinking fountain
    Zonta Club of Port Macquarie Inc. Purchase of birthing kits for third world countries
    Canobolas Rural Technology High School Sensory Garden and Meeting Place
    Carcoar Village Association Incorporated "What's on in Carcoar" newsletter and "New to Carcoar" resident's pack
    Orange Parkinsons Support Group Parkinsons Support Group Leaders Conference - 2019
    Orange Bush Nippers Beach patrol training
    Arts OutWest Move2Art
    Student Heart Project Student Heart Project
    Heart Health NSW Inc Volunteer Training Program
    Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services Coastal Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence
    Wauchope Public School P & C Association Safe Play Resources for Wauchope Public School
    Gloucester High School Breakfast Program
    Lake Cathie Touch Football Association Incorporated Lake Cathie Touch Football Association-Passing the Knowledge
    Wellington Public School Healthy Lunchboxes = Healthy Learners
    Dubbo and District branch of Can Assist Logo shirts for Can Assist volunteers
    Narromine Christian School Assessing Our Students to Improve Their Future
    Aftercare “Health, Wellness and Wellbeing Workshops” - LikeMind Wagga Wagga
    Wagga Lake Run and Ride Free Community Annual Fun Run/Walk and Ride
    Riding for the Disabled NSW - Wagga Centre Sand for the Riding for the Disabled Wagga Centre's arenas
    Ladysmith Public School Outdoor learning environments
    AFL Riverina Football and Netball League Inc AFL Riverina Club Health Strategy Local Drug Action Team
    Beechworth Primary School Enviro-sensory Spaces
  • Indigenous Engagement
    Organisation Project Outline
    LeaderLife Ltd Apollo House Landscaping Project
    Calare Public School Calare Public School, education garden, 'Wiradjuri Walk'
    Mulyan Public School Yindyamarra Reflection Garden
    St Joseph's Regional College Indigenous Gathang Language Workshops
    Uranquinty Preschool Embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture by engaging children in cultural experiences around language, art and music
    Forbes Public School FPS Yarning Circle
    Denison College of Secondary Education, Bathurst High Campus NAIDOC Celebrations
    Kempsey Adventist School Aiming Higher - Rethinking Indigenous Careers and Outcomes from Education
    Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie Incorporated STEAM Ahead with Indigenous Engagement using Bee-bots and Blue-bots
    Red Hill Public School Red Hill Public School Wiradjuri Language Mural Project
    Parklands Albury Wodonga Limited Saving the Murray River Through Stories
  • Sports Development
    Organisation Project Outline
    Chess World (Australia) Pty Ltd, trading as "Kids Unlimited" and as "Chess Kids" Professional Chess Player to run Schools Tournament
    Wodonga Hockey Club Financial support to cover travel costs for representative players and coaches
    Bathurst Bushrangers ARFC Inc Purchase of junior players sporting equipment
    Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Bathurst Purchase of representative rugby jerseys
    Bathurst Bushrangers Netball Purchase of sporting equipment
    Central West Gymnastics Orange Interstate gymnastics support
    Calare Public School Purchase of athletics equipment
    Nambucca Aquatic Swim Club Inc Purchase of starting blocks and backstroke ledges
    Kendall Tennis Club Sponsorship of Kendall Tennis Clubs Todd Woodbridge Cup
    Cootamundra Amateur Basketball Association Assistance with junior girls basketball team to compete in the Country Championship League
    3rd Orange Scout Group, Orange Light Weight Camping Equipment
    Port Macquarie Cycling Club Ltd Junior athletes warm up event and training equipment
    Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club Purchase of a new racing ski for cadet members
    Port Macquarie Basketball Association 2019 Australian School Championships - St Jospeh’s Regional College 9/10 Women’s Basketball team
    Chatham High School Girls Cricket Academy
    Port Macquarie Gymnastics Club Inc Port Gymnastics Competition Management Software Implementation
    Wauchope Little Athletics Centre Wauchope Little Athletics Javelin Upgrade
    All Together Therapy Pty Ltd Sense Rugby - An Occupational therapy based rugby program for children with disabilities
    Port Saints Football Club New Women's Senior Uniforms
    Orana Physical Culture Incorporated Zone Championships - Orana Physical Culture
    Inspire Netball Club Dubbo Inc. 2019 Koori Netball Knockout
    Narromine Little Athletics Club Off and racing
    Wellington District Cricket Association Assist Junior Cricketers represent at Regional & NSW / Aust Carnivals
    Turvey Park Australian Football Club Inc. Junior Bulldogs Representative Funding
    Mount Beauty Dragon Boat Club Introducing and Encouraging Kids and Teenagers to Participate in the Sport of Dragon Boat Racing